My husband and I had a wonderful
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Donatella's Saturday night. We ordered the Mussels (with serrano chilies) and Fried calamari; both were prepared to perfection. We then had a pizza with spicy salami and chile oil and chicken milanese with an arugala salad.........our favorite here was the pizza.....believe it or not, my hubby said it brought back memories of a specific place he ate pizza in the summers he went to Amalfi....(I'm not making this up!).
For dessert I had the zeppole which were fresh and delicious! My husband had the affogato with chocolate icecream which was delicious. We asked the waitress if Donatella comes in and she said she is very involved and comes in very often; sorry we missed her....
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Possibly the best tiramisu
Possibly the best tiramisu I've had. Calamari was excellent as well, and lasagna was very good. Would definitely return for the tiramisu alone!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent restaurant, with
Excellent restaurant, with a lot of very tasty and perfectly done dishes.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We took our four kids age
We took our four kids age 10-16 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was outstanding as was the food. The signature meatballs did not disappoint either. Wine list had something for everyone as far as price and taste. Rainbow cookie ice cream sandwich for desert is worth the calorie splurge.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The arancini was fantastic.
The arancini was fantastic. I had a pizza crudo, like an Italian quiche that was yummy. I'd go back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went with a group of people
Went with a group of people service was great, we all shared our dishes it was great a night. We even got to see Donatella. Great place for groups.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, casual Italian
We were a group and the casual but attentive atmosphere was perfect for us. We shared a variety of appetizers and they were all innovative and tasty. We also ordered a number of different pizzas, and they too were all excellent. We drank a few carats of both the house red and white, which were both reasonable priced, yet very good. Ad be sure to check out the "secret" D Bar next door after dinner.
4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza was great. One of the
Pizza was great. One of the best i have ever eaten. The worst thing was the sound in the restaurant. I could barely hear the person sitting in front of me. Tables are too close and you sit a little far from your partner and that makes communicating extra hard.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Donatellas - we find
We love Donatellas - we find that it is great food at an amazing value. The staff are wonderful and it when we walked in for dinner I found myself relax and enjoy. I love the seasonal gelatos - the sour cherry is amazing - so save room!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone at the restaurant
Everyone at the restaurant was very friendly and accommodating. The food and service was very good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a wonderful experience.
The food and service is always on point. I went with 4 friends and we ordered everything to share so we had a good variety of things to taste. One was better than the next. Even the desserts were amazing. I have dined here a few times and each time was a wonderful experience. I will definitely be back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always wonderful whenever I'm here
Been here five times, and I've always tried something new on the menu. Haven't been disappointed yet.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A WONDERFUL GEM
Loved, loved the restaurant. Great look, great ambiance, fabulous food. Loved it so much, went back the next evening.
Everything is delicious!!!!!! Staff fantastic
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprise find of an Italian restaurant. I took area locals here for their first time and by the end of the meal they were planning their next visit. Really enjoyable food, staff and experience.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
You must try their veal meatballs
You must try their veal meatballs and the pizza is very good !
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The shredded pord pasta dish and the artichoke pizza were amazing! Would definitely go back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome experience, loved the décor and ambience. The service was great and the food was even better. If it's your first time, you absolutely must have the meatballs, #meatballstodiefor
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pizza and more...
We really enjoyed Donatella's. I've been on a big pizza kick lately and this fit the bill. We went for a Saturday date night and it was the perfect mix of great food and atmosphere. We ordered a few appetizers, the garlic bread, and the mushroom pizza - all of which were really good. I'd definitely go back for dinner or lunch.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prosciutto Rotolino... that is all... order 2 :) The best thing on the menu... I also like the Diavola and Polpette. My favorite trio.
These dishes are so easy to share so come in a group and order a few.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upon entering, we were greeted in a warm, friendly manner. We were seated before our reservation time. The waitstaff was kind, accommodating and overall, great! Menu varied-something for everyone. Food fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced. It was a good experience and we will definitely go back.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just right when going to the Joyce. Portions are ample for sharing. Tasty pizza and salad. Very friendly and attentive service. Enjoyed very much and will come again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pizza and meatballs were so good, we were planning our return visit before the meal was over.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Pizza well above
Good food. Pizza well above average. Interesting drink menu
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Pizzas and desert
A great place to sit and watch the streets and traffic go by. The pizzas are amazing and the deserts are exceptional.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food and service were
the food and service were very good and very close to the Atlantic Theater on 20th between 8th and 9th ave. the appetizers were especially good...the biggest winner was the eggplant parmagianno.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time a charm!
The meatballs were AMAZING! The pizzas were great and the cannoli and the chocolate torts are musts! Great place to go! Our waiter was right on the mark and guided us perfectly! Many thanks for a great night!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood Italian
Good neighborhood Italian specializing in pizza, and known for it's meatballs, which won the Audience Choice Award at Meatball Madness 2012. The menu consists mainly of pizza, and there's a smaller selection of other small plates and entrees.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went to brunch with the family.
Went to brunch with the family. They were so accommodating as they put my bicycle in the restaurant for safe keeping and allowed us to bring our home made birthday cake to celebrate a family birthday and even lit the candles and brought plates. They made us very welcome and made it a very pleasant experience.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great brick oven pizzza
Went to Donatella with a small group of friends. The food was amazing and the service was attentive and friendly. Will definitely be returning
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Donatella had amazing food and drinks! They have a great happy hour special!!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go before a show
Just across a street from the Joyce Theater, it is a great place to dine before a show and in the meantime watch people go by on the street. Food was lovely, so was wine and the service was excellent.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely food and place
It was a love place to eat and the food was very good. However, I got a pasta and to me the size was for a child (I am a girl and weigh 50 kg). So it was not enough for me - but I just ordered a delicious dessert.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific pizza, and the meatballs definitely deserved to win all of its awards. I used to live in Chelsea, and it was great to come back to Donatella and see it's still as great as I remember it.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfy Warmth in Chelsea
A golden glow, comfortable atmosphere, comfort food with an elegant twist, and an amiable wait staff, are the true highlights of this neighborhood favorite in the heart of Chelsea. Great meatballs! And we hung out with family and friends (kids included) for hours and never felt rushed out.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM